Jordan North to replace Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast

Former BBC Radio 1 Going Home co-host Jordan North is taking over from Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast.

Speculation over the appointment was mounting over the weekend since Radio 1 announced the swift exit of Jordan on Friday morning.

But on Monday morning, Roman announced he is leaving Capital after 10 years, and six years on Breakfast.

Jordan will join his old Radio 1 colleague Chris Stark on the show, along with Sian Welby when he joins Global in April. He will also host Capital’s Summertime Ball in June.

He appeared on the show just after 8 on Wednesday morning to reveal the worst kept radio industry secret of the year so far.

Jordan said: “I am beyond excited to be joining Global and to wake up the nation every morning on Capital – I can’t wait to start working with the amazing team here and get stuck in, to create the most fun and entertaining breakfast show. Getting to host Capital Breakfast has always been a dream of mine and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that I simply couldn’t turn down.”

Chris, who has worked with Jordan before, said: “I’m buzzing for this amazing opportunity to be reunited with Jordan on the radio again. Together with Sian, the three of us are so excited to bring you the new Capital Breakfast Show. It’s going to be a LOT of fun!”

Meanwhile, Jordan and Sian go way back. She said: “I can’t wait for Jordan to join Chris and I in the mornings! The capital breakfast show has always been about genuine friendship and honest conversation and that’s why I know the capital audience are going to love Jordan in the same way they do Roman.

“He’s a normal down to earth, humble lad, who’s already part of our friendship group, so expect the same level of mickey taking and silliness. I want the listeners to welcome him with open arms, and treat him like they do us! Jordan has some of the most ridiculous true stories that I can’t wait for people to hear. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be another wild ride!”

Ashley Tabor-King CBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “This is a great signing for Capital and it’s a genuine pleasure to welcome Jordan to the Global family! Jordan’s a hugely experienced radio presenter and his warmth, genuine relatability and energy, combined with a spirit for mischief and unrivalled knowledge of hit music, is a perfect fit for Capital breakfast.

“Jordan is on the up and up and his time is now. A very warm welcome to Capital, Jordan!”

The move marks a return to Capital for Jordan, who previously hosted shows on Capital Manchester.

He also presented on Rock FM, The Hits, Kit Kat Radio, Preston FM and Spark FM before joining BBC Radio 1 in 2014.

Jordan became well-known after his appearance on I’m a Celebrity in 2020 where he finished in second place.

Brent Tobin, Managing Editor, Capital said: “Jordan is an absolute star with that winning combination of a flair for live radio and a deep connection with the audience. We are very excited to have him join us! It’s the start of a brilliant new era for the station.”